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>> in egypt police fired tear gas -- >> a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. >> they risk never returning to the united states. >> we spent time with some members of the gangster disciples. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. my staff has read the entire thing. can congress say the same?
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stories that matter to you. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. there's more to financial news than the ups and downs of the dow. for instance, could striking workers in greece delay your retirement? i'm here to make the connections to your money real. get ready america, because obamacare is coming, and the changes in it are big. this will reshape health
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insurance markets. it will change the way we access and pay doctors, hospitals, and drug companies. it will effect you no matter who you are. this law is more than 900 pages long. it is complicated, opposition has been fierce, and if you are not insured you will have to buy coverage or pay a fine. this show is going to be your source of information about obamacare. i'll help you navigate this beast as it rolls out. let's start with something basic, a doctor's visit. the law is supposed to give more people access to medical care. but what if there simply aren't enough doctors in your area? in requiral and inner city america the problem is the worst. david has read every line of this 906-page law, and over the
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coming months and weeks he'll tell us what he found in there. he found out firsthand by traveling to the mississippi delta that something as simple challenge. ♪ ♪ keep your boom boom boom like nobody do ♪ ♪ keep your boom boom boom like nobody do ♪ >> it is often called the birthplace of the blues. these swing sounds are a welcome distraction from the region's joblessness and sparse access to health care. >> a lot of people who need insurance don't have it. i had to be one of them. >> with the fewest working family doctors per capita in the nation, many of these areas have trouble seeing a physician. they average one primary care physician forever 1700 people, worse. >> it's a hard place to live.
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>> in 2011, just one primary care doctor was registered in sharky county. in humphry's county where more than 9,000 people live, there were two doctors. >> there is not public transportation so people have trouble getting to providers, and you don't have a large number of providers, in particular specialists. >> so we're driving through the mississippi delta right now, and if you look around you can get a sense of how rural this place is. access to care and prime their physicians, these are some of the big considerations that with. >> just takes way too long. >> too long. patients. >> thomas has insurance, but getting in to see a doctor can take months. >> they say everybody goes to this one man. and there's no way in the world
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he can get you medical care. >> when the country's older doctors start to retire, things could get worse, and many already say when they get sick treatment. room. >> but that's not cheap. the median price is more than $600. and for those like steve who has a hart condition, that kind of care has big conditions. >> it kind of works out good for a guy like me in the event of an emergency, but it doesn't do anything as far as i know as far health care. ♪ >> in what may be a sign of just how few choices there are in the delta, the army is being deployed to help fill the gap. >> steve is turning to soldiers for help.
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>> what can i do for you? >> well, i don't have any money for insurance. >> medics back from iraq and afghanistan are here providing free medical, and dental screenings. this band aid approach is likely a temporary fix. a more permanent solution is attracting more doctors and nurses to the area. >> mississippi is an economically depressed state. we're the 50th worst in obesity, and the 50th worst in infant mortality, and it's hard to attract a young, highly educated professional move to a rural and underserved area of a state with significant health care issues. >> sister ann brooks knows firsthand
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about the difficulty of attracting doctors here. >> if 74% of my patients can't pay me, how am i going to earn enough money to pay another doctor. >> but some say if more insurance companies participate in the exchanges, you will see more doctors come to the state. >> doctors that live in these areas, can least rest assure that they will -- most of their patients will have insurance. >> for now more than a quarter of mississippi's population lack insurance. many aren't even aware that they could qualify for federal subsidies to help pay for it. thing. >> but for the moment many of those here in the delta are
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looking to the army for help, and the blues for comfort. well there's another wrinkle to all of this. under obamacare hospitals receive fewer federal dollars to take care of the uninsured. that's one way this is supposed to reduce costs, but if people don't start signing up, hospitals will be forced to keep treating the uninsured but with less federal money. coming up, kodak gets a second chance, but jcpenney is what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? it drives discussion across america. share your story on tv and online.
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Real Money With Ali Velshi
Al Jazeera America August 21, 2013 8:30am-9:01am EDT

News/Business. The impact of jobs, housing, healthcare, education and savings on the economy. (CC) (Stereo)

TOPIC FREQUENCY America 6, Mississippi Delta 2, Texas 2, Obamacare 2, Jazeera America 2, Steve 2, Antonio Mora 1, Jonathan Betz 1, Ali Velshi 1, Steven Cole 1, Ann Brooks 1, Nicole Deford 1, Doha 1, Congress 1, United States 1, Kodak 1, Kim Bondy 1, John Henry Smith 1, Humphry 1, Ranjani Chakraborty 1
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